Work at Bird Count India


Interested in working with birds and people? This might be the position for you!

The Bird Count India partnership (www.birdcount.in) seeks applications for the post of Programme Coordinator. In this role, you will coordinate and conduct a variety of tasks towards the goal of broadening and strengthening bird documentation and monitoring in India through public participation (ie, through citizen science).

Specific tasks will include:

Writing blog posts, newsletters and articles; maintaining web and social media pages, preparing & producing outreach materials, communicating with birdwatchers and nature groups, analysing data, and organising & conducting workshops in different parts of the country.

The successful applicant will have:

Good knowledge of the identification, distribution and ecology of Indian birds; the computing skills to learn how to summarize and visualize large amounts of data; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; proficiency in English (writing and speaking), Hindi (speaking) and one other Indian language; and be able to devote roughly one week a month to travel.

Applicants of diverse backgrounds and qualifications are encouraged to apply. The specifics of the position can be adjusted according to the candidate’s interests and capabilities. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Tenure:

One year, beginning with a three-month probationary period, with the possibility of extension beyond a year.

Salary:

According to qualifications and experience.

Location:

This position is housed at the Nature Conservation Foundation (ncf-india.org), Bengaluru office, with intermittent travel across the country.

To apply:

Please send across a detailed CV and a cover letter explaining how you would be suited for this position to skimmer@birdcount.in. Apart from explaining the motivation behind the application and describing your fit for the position (as described above), please describe relevant experience and any other information that will demonstrate your ability to excel in this role. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or on phone/Skype.

You are encouraged to apply by 21 January 2018, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Header image: Indian Skimmer by Sunil Kumar

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